Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
native dave brubeck has died a day shy of his 92nd birthday. brubeck's groundbreaking signature sound first took off during his days at mills college in oakland. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman has a look back on his life and legacy. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: if dave brubeck was the high priest of west coast jazz and he surely was, this was his temple. a blackhawk nightclub corner of turk and ellis in the tenderloin. today the tender loin is -- the tenderloin. back in the day when dave brubeck held court, this place swung. >> the blackhawk was -- was in reality a dive. >> reporter: toby gleason remembers going to the blackhawk when he was 6 or 7 with his dad ralph and grew up hanging around with dave and other local jazz legends. >> it was dark. it was dingy and smoky. but it was a vibrant scene. >> reporter: a typical jazz club of the day, but dave brubeck was far from typical. for one thing, he was white and a fierce anti-segregationist. wouldn't play clubs where blacks weren't allowed. for another, he was classically trained went to graduate school at mills college. >> dave brubeck's
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
-- bru-- dave brubeck. i believe he has ties to the bay area. >> his father had a cattle ranch out to the concord pavilion. >> yeah, yeah. >> his dad's up in the lucky store in concord if you want to see it. >> all right. just happened. >>> that's our report this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. >> be sure to watch the noon news for more on the stormy weather in the bay area. and here comes t k. male announcer ] everyone loves to dunk. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male announcer ] mcdonald's tender, juicy chicken mcnuggets in creamy ranch and spicy buffalo sauce. just $4.99 for 20 of your favorite chicken mcnuggets. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male announcer ] more ways to love mcnuggets. ♪